Photo by myself in Chelsea, around 26th Street and 7th Avenue.
Unlike the urban sprawl of some cities, New York is an island with limited space. Every square foot has the potential to be something.
Empty lots, the few that exist, are often used for parking. And not just parking, but cars piled on top of one another, in large steel parking contraptions.
Some open lots have been taken over by the city and turned into community gardens. Others host flea markets. The one above is almost non-existent, but there are other decently sized markets in Chelsea, the Upper West Side and Soho.
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